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Many speakers make the mistake of not creating an introduction to their speech (by this, I mean the introduction that is typically read by someone else before you being speaking). A good introduction can warm up the audience and get them excited about your topic before you take the stage.
An introduction has several benefits:
- It tells the audience who you are and why you’re speaking.
- It allows you to inform the audience of your achievements and accomplishments without looking like you’re bragging.
- If you’ve written a book or are selling products at the event, you’re introducer can inform the audience (and you may even get an endorsement).
How do successful people become successful? Are they smarter than average? Do they work more hours? Are they privy to the secrets sold during late night infomercials?
With our culture where celebrities and their not so bright behavior tend to dominate the news, one often wonders how someone with seemingly little intelligence can become so famous and wealthy. If a high IQ isn’t required for fame and fortune, what is? Everyone is limited to the same 24 hour day so there’s not an unlimited amount of hours out there.
While looking around Youtube, I came across live concert footage of the band Firehouse performing the song “Overnight Sensation.” I took a liking to that song a while back (and thus found it a great name for this blog) and I’ve always found that both the music and the lyrics get me in a more positive state. So here’s the video for your viewing pleasure:
There’s an old joke about a guy that prays every day and asks God to help him win the lottery. Finally, God speaks to the man and says “could you at least meet me halfway and buy a ticket?”
Most people wake up every day and wish for things: fame, fortune, success, etc… However, shockingly few people actually take action to make these things happen. The main cause of this is that we’re too busy – we’re so caught up in day to day activities that we don’t have time to pursue the things we really want. Sometimes taking that first step, buying the ticket, is all we need to do to get the ball rolling and creating the momentum we need.
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